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Flooding forces 700 people out of their homes in Fort Simpson, N.W.T.

May 12, 2021 The Canadian Press

FORT SIMPSON, N.W.T. – A mayor in the Northwest Territories was watching for movement in slabs of ice and snow sitting on top of one of two rivers threatening his community on Tuesday. About 700 of Fort Simpson’s 1,200 residents

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How the feds’ budget benefits the P&C industry

April 20, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers are hoping it will be easier for homeowners to borrow money to raise their structures in areas at risk of flood or to replace roofs in wildfire-prone regions as a result of the federal budget announced Monday. In her

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4-kilometre-long ice jam opens flooding season

March 31, 2021 by Jason Contant

A four-kilometre-long ice jam on the Saint John River is creating flooding concerns in New Brunswick. The ice jam has already flooded part of Route 105 leading to the Tobique First Nation and prompted the closure of three schools in

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Mild spring with some wintry blasts predicted for most of Canada: Weather Network

March 2, 2021 John Chidley-Hill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canadians across the country can look forward to a mild spring peppered with the odd winter flashback throughout the first part of the season, according to predictions from one prominent national forecaster. Chris Scott, chief meteorologist with The Weather Network,

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B.C. lacks plans for rising seas, flooding: coastal adaptation researcher

December 21, 2020 Brenna Owen - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Parts of British Columbia could see massive losses if the province doesn’t start planning for flooding as ocean waters rise and storms surge due to climate change, says a researcher at the University of B.C. in Vancouver. B.C.

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Flooding from heavy rain washes out New Brunswick bridge

December 10, 2020 The Canadian Press

SUSSEX, N.B. – A New Brunswick woman finds herself still stranded a week after flooding washed out a bridge to her home. Mary Ann Coleman of Waterford, N.B., in the southeast of the province, says she knew there was a

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Storm could cause flooding in parts of New Brunswick

November 30, 2020 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – Emergency Measures officials in New Brunswick are urging residents to be prepared for a large storm system that has the potential to cause flooding in low-lying areas. The storm, which is expected to hit the province later today,

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Powerful winds, high tides raise flooding concerns as storm sweeps across B.C.

November 17, 2020 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Much of coastal British Columbia is braced for a brief but powerful windstorm while snowfall and winter storm warnings stretch from the inland north coast all the way to the northeast corner of the province. Environment Canada says

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Why insurers cross their fingers after microburst storms in Toronto

July 15, 2020 by Adam Malik

Old infrastructure and combined sewer systems mean that severe thunderstorms like the one seen last week will continue to leave basements flooded for years to come, leaving insurers and claims professionals busy, according to an industry expert. “When you get

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How this city made basement flooding risk predictions more precise

October 17, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers wanting to find out how likely their client’s basement will be flooded might want to ask whether the insurance companies are using data from the municipality in their flood maps. “A lot of residents have indicated concerns with purchasing

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Health Canada warns mould is a serious concern in flood hit homes

May 2, 2019 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Health Canada is warning of the dangers of mould in homes and cottages hit by this year’s spring flooding. Federal biologist Francis Lavoie says it’s important to dry wet walls and belongings within 48 hours, but that’s not always possible

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Lawsuit over flooding, catch-basin access could reach Supreme Court

February 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A property owner who was sued for more than $100,000 over laneway flooding is hoping to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Marilyn Marks owns commercial property in the community of Tottenham, Ont., about 40 kilometres north of Toronto